I have been practicing as a school psychologist for a total of 12 years and currently work full time for Flagler County Public schools. Knowing that my career would involve working in public schools, I decided to work as a 7th grade Language Arts teacher while attending graduate school for school psychology. I wanted to have first hand experience within the learning environment before taking on a role of support for teachers and students. It proved to be an invaluable experience for me, as I am better able to grasp the needs of both student and teacher. Prior to that, I spent time working for a non-profit organization focused on violence prevention in inner-city schools. My experiences have afforded me an arsenal of tools to help kids and young adults be successful in school and in life.